Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 6 “System UI not responding” error is worrying users

New updates will be added at the end of this story…….

Original story (published December 30, 2021) follows:

It looks like many haven’t liked the Android 12 experience. Since its release alongside the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, those who have updated on Google say the update feels unfinished and looks unpolished.

For the past few months, Pixel 6 users running Android 12 have complained that the phone locks up in recovery mode and experiences black screen issues when receiving a notification.

Pixel 6 Pro

And it looks like the December update introduced several new glitches such as:

However, if you are thinking of sideloading the December update to fix the slow fingerprint scanner on your Pixel 6, we recommend that you wait a few more days as the January update is coming soon.

And now Pixel 5 and Pixel 6 (1,2,3,4,5) owners say they are getting “System UI not responding” error.

While the bug isn’t new to Android, it looks like many Pixel 5s and Pixel 6s are getting frustrated and saying it’s popping up quite a bit after the December update. You can see what the error looks like in the image below:

Pixel 6 System UI not responding

Since I upgraded to Android 12, I’ve received almost 12 system UI not responding pop-up messages in two months. They appeared in the Messages app, Gmail app, Photos, etc. I have never received so many error messages before. I tried clearing cache app/data for settings and settings services. That didn’t fix the problem. I just reboot when it comes up to fix the problem.

The user added that apart from the default apps, he only installed 4 apps.

And the phone can be good for the next few days or it can happen again the next day. I only have 4 apps that didn’t come preinstalled on the phone (banking, TMobile VM + carrier services, password management). The only widgets I use are two settings widgets for system and notifications and the calendar widget. Anyone else know? I would also like to point out that Malwarebytes and Google Play Store did not find any problems.

It doesn’t happen as often as before, but the System UI app keeps crashing at least a few times a week. Is Google even aware of this problem? I’ve sent feedback on this, but it stands. I’m using a Pixel 5 with the latest Android 12 update. What is the System UI app for anyway? (I suppose it’s not just for cosmetics.) Before 12, 11 never had problems like this…

Even people who bought the phone a few days ago say that the problem affects them to the point where they can no longer use it normally.

We remind you that the problem is not new, as many users say that they received it after updating their devices to Android 10. As it turns out, the issue has been escalated to Google’s product and development teams.

Thank you for reporting this issue. We have shared this with our product and development teams and will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.

If possible, you can try bringing your device to a UbreakIFix store, as one user said that Google allegedly partnered with the company and that they were able to fix the problem.

In the meantime, Pixel 6 users can try some troubleshooting steps such as: Such as clearing Google app cache, resetting app preferences, checking for updates, factory reset and clearing system UI app cache.

Some say the error occurs because they might be running an app that’s not yet supported on Android 12, with a number of users blaming Discord.

As always, we’ll be on the lookout for more information on the Pixel 6 “System UI isn’t responding” error. So stay tuned in for updates.

Update 1 (January 18)

10:06 am (ACTUAL): Some new user reports (1, 2) indicate that this system UI not responding issue persists even after the latest January 2022 update.

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